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Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the highlights of Kochi from a local’s perspective as you ride around in a traditional tuk-tuk. See the city’s historical monuments, learn about its colonial past, and benefit from a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Travel to the spice markets and learn about Kochi’s central role in the Indian spice trade for many centuries and its popularity by foreign traders.  See the old buildings that most clearly reveal this deep-rooted colonial influence. Kochi was the first European colony for Portugal in India from the year 1500-1663, followed by the Dutch and later the British.  Explore the fishing village’s ancient Chinese fishing nets, historical European settlements like the Vasco de Gama church, and the Dutch cemetery and towards the Dutch palace. Stop by a museum under ASI and spend time walking through the historical Jewish district and visit the Jewish synagogue.

Kochi Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

2. Kochi Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of this coastal town as you zip through its narrow streets and alleys. Feast your eyes on the stunning colonial architecture and colorful street art that decorate the buildings. Savor the aromas of the bustling spice markets and indulge in the local cuisine at the best eateries. From the iconic Chinese fishing nets to the ancient St. Francis Church, our expert guides will take you on a journey that will leave you spellbound. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on our Highlights of Kochi visite en tuk-tuk tour!

Highlights of Kochi, Guided Half-Day Tour by Car

3. Highlights of Kochi, Guided Half-Day Tour by Car

Discover all of Kochi's gorgeous and iconic landmarks, such as Fort Kochi, Jew Town, and the Ernakulam Shiva Temple. Taste local specialties on this great 4-hour trip in an air-conditioned car with a personal guide. If you are short on time or simply want to see tourist attractions in and around the city, a half-day city trip is the perfect alternative. Highlights: Explore the city's ancient ruins, magnificent structures, vibrant marketplaces, and beaches. We created this lovely garland of all the locations in our Trails of Kochi trip, an unrivalled history experience with amazing anecdotes to help you grasp a city's existence, culture, and local knowledge. 1. Explore the gorgeous & beautiful historic fort Kochi side, beaches, and learn about the city's history,culture & life. 2. Visit the famed Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, Kochi's bazaar, old lanes, twisting avenues, & so forth. 3. Finish the journey with a big smile on your face & wonderful moments to treasure in your photos.

Day Tour - Alleppey and Cochin with Backwater Cruise & Beach

4. Day Tour - Alleppey and Cochin with Backwater Cruise & Beach

8:00 AM: You will be picked up on time from Cochin Airport, Railway Station, or Hotel to start your day. Take a scenic drive through the busy streets of Cochin and take in the city's famous sites and lively atmosphere. 10:00 AM: When you get to Alleppey, you'll get on a traditional Shikara boat for a three-hour cruise through the beautiful backwaters. As you glide through narrow canals full of lush plants, you can watch the daily rhythms of life along the waterways. Countryside in an authentic place, you can enjoy a delicious lunch of authentic Kerala food while taking in the peaceful surroundings. 2:00 PM: Leave the backwaters and head to Marari Beach, which has beautiful, clean water. As you take in the beautiful seaside atmosphere, feel the soft, golden sands under your feet. Marari Beach is a great place to unwind after a busy day. You can relax under the moving palm trees or cool off in the clear blue water. 4:00 PM: Head back to Cochin as the sun goes down to see the famous Fort Kochi. Walk along cobblestone streets lined with colonial-era buildings and be amazed by architectural marvels like the famous Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church, and Mattancherry Palace. Learn about the area's rich history by reading about trade, conquest, and culture exchange. 6:00 PM: Kathakali is a traditional dance style from Kerala that will mesmerize you at the end of your day of exploring. View skilled performers wearing fancy clothes and makeup as they use emotional body language to tell old stories on stage. 7:30 PM: We'll drop you off at Cochin Airport, Railway Station, or Hotel after a day of learning about and experiencing other cultures. There, you can think back on your memorable time in this memorable. This trip has been carefully planned so that you can get to know the real Kerala. Every moment will be a fun celebration of culture, tradition, and natural beauty.

Kochi: Full-Day Private City Tour with Guide and Transfers

5. Kochi: Full-Day Private City Tour with Guide and Transfers

Visit the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555 and presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. Admire the Jewish Synagogue, originally constructed in 1568, but destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662, then rebuilt 2 years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. See St. Francis Church, constructed in 1503, where Vasco Da Gama was buried for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. In the evening, witness Kerala’s traditional and colorful dance for an extra cost.

Heritage & Cultural Walk of Kochi (2 Hours Guided Tour)

6. Heritage & Cultural Walk of Kochi (2 Hours Guided Tour)

Experience real Kochi with our fun and fascinating storytellers on an amazing walking tour of the old town. This walking tour will provide you a superb introduction to the city, its history, dynamic culture, and people through a variety of wonderful anecdotes, fun facts, and must-do activities. Our walks are filled with a combination of historical explanations and odd anecdotes, mixed with mildly slanderous remarks about current and former celebrities and royals. During the tour, we will see some of the city's landmarks as well as secret spots and forgotten nooks of the old city.

Glimpse of Cochin: Guided Tour

7. Glimpse of Cochin: Guided Tour

Experience Cochin on this full day tour with a professional guide. Meet at the Cochin Port cruise terminal or your Hotel at Cochin and transfer to to the vibrant Mattancherry to visit the Pardesi Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, the spice market and later visit Fort Kochi Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church etc and various other must-see attractions. This fun and eclectic tour will show you the diversity that India and Cochin has to offer, exploring various cultures and traditions Your local guide will be able to teach you some of the fun facts and hidden gems of the area.

Best of Kochi (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour by Car)

8. Best of Kochi (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour by Car)

Explore all of Kochi's gorgeous and popular sights that retain the essence of a bygone era and become acquainted with their legacy and rustic appeal. On this excellent 8-hour journey with a personal guide in an air-conditioned car, discover the gorgeous places that are great examples of architectural brilliance such as Mattancherry Palace, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St. Francis Csi Church, and other prominent monuments. Highlights : 1. Explore the gorgeous and beautiful historic fort Kochi side, beaches, and learn about the city's history, culture, and life. 2. Tour the famed Mattancherry Palace, Jew Town, Kochi's bazaar, old lanes, twisting avenues, and so forth. 3. Finish the journey with a big smile on your face and wonderful moments to treasure in your photos. 4. Enjoy local delicacies and conclude the tour with a huge Smile on your face and unforgettable memories to capture in photos.

Fort Kochi Sightseeing on Tuk Tuk / Car & Backwater Kayaking

9. Fort Kochi Sightseeing on Tuk Tuk / Car & Backwater Kayaking

This immersive journey begins with a thrilling Tuk-Tuk tour around Fort Kochi, taking you through its historic streets and iconic landmarks. You'll get to explore the St. Francis Church, a significant religious site with a captivating history, the Fort Kochi Beach, where the famous Chinese fishing nets dot the shoreline. You'll visit Dhobi Khana, the traditional laundry spot of Fort Kochi, and stroll through Jew Street, leading you to the historic Jewish Synagogue. The Dutch / Mattancherry Palace will transport you back in time with its rich architecture and heritage. During your day-long excursion, we'll ensure you're well-fueled and refreshed with light snacks and a sumptuous local lunch. Following your exploration of Kochi, we'll head towards an unforgettable evening adventure. Embark on a mesmerizing Kadamakudy kayaking tour, weaving through fish and shrimp farms, beneath the iconic Chinese fishing nets, and along coastal villages. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of mangroves and experience the enchanting local flora and fauna, all under the magical hues of a captivating sunset. Finally, as the day concludes, we'll drop you off at your hotel or resort, leaving you with cherished memories of a day filled with cultural discoveries and natural splendour. Additional Note:- "Please be aware that natural elements may obstruct kayaking routes, which are beyond our control. In such instances, we will guide you along an alternative route. If no alternative is available, we may need to backtrack along the same path. At times, a short walk by the canals may be necessary, during which the guide will manage the equipment. Your understanding of these occasional adjustments is appreciated as they are integral to the adventurous experience. In case the kayaking conditions become challenging due to the weather, we will call off the activity. "We engage local guides who possess in-depth knowledge of the region. Nonetheless, new guides may initially exhibit shyness or uncertainty about your level of curiosity. Therefore, don't hesitate to initiate conversation and ask questions to break the ice, fostering a more comfortable and interactive atmosphere between you and the guide."

Full Day Kochi Tour (From Kochi Cruise Terminal)

10. Full Day Kochi Tour (From Kochi Cruise Terminal)

Visits the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays and Saturdays) was originally constructed in 1568 but was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1662. This was rebuilt two years later, when the Dutch took over Cochin. The St. Francis Church, said to be India's oldest European-built church, was constructed in 1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco Da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon.

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4.9
(13 reviews)

Biju gave us an insight into the life of the ordinary Indian that we would not otherwise have been able to get. He was responsive to the things we wanted to see and knew a lot about the historical aspects of Kochi and India in general. A great recommendation from us to a guide with a good sense of humor.

Our tour guide (Mr.C.Satish) is really an expert! He knows everyplace we wanna visit and He described everything to us! Also his car is so comfy and he drove safely! Really enjoy our first time in India

Very interesting city. Much History. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this to others.

Great ride through the old areas of Cochi. Thanks Sabeer!

Sudhi was an excellent guide, clear concise and great fun